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Whitehead, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitehead ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Whitehead (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Whitehead. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Whitehead ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitehead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitehead, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitehead.

Cemeteries Near Whitehead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitehead.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Whitehead covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Whitehead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitehead.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Whitehead, with the one closest to Whitehead listed first.

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitehead
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitehead
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitehead
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whitehead
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitehead
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehead
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitehead
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitehead
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Whitehead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitehead in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Whitehead is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Whitehead. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Whitehead:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Whitehead)
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Whitehead, see our County-by-County Page for Whitehead.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Whitehead:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitehead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Whitehead. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitehead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8881, Longitude: -87.3272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whitehead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitehead.